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by Steven Taylor: Is the world ‘Waking Up’?
 

In spiritual circles, it’s often suggested that the human race is in the process of a collective spiritual awakening. Is it really true that we’re in the process of ‘waking up’ as a species?

Let me, first of all, explain what I mean by ‘enlightenment’ or (as I prefer to call it) ‘wakefulness’. I think of it as a shift into a more expansive, higher-functioning state in which we experience a strong sense of connection with the world around us and other beings, a sense of inner quietness and spaciousness, and a heightened awareness of our surroundings. It’s a state in which we transcend identification with the ego-mind, and let go of much of the anxiety and restlessness which afflicts us in our normal state.

There are a number of signs that this state is becoming more accessible and normal to human beings, and that a collective ‘leap’ is occurring.

Sign 1: Individual Wakefulness
First of all, wakefulness seems to be natural for a small minority of people. These people aren’t awake due to a sudden transformation, or as a result of decades of regular spiritual practice – wakefulness is simply their normal, natural state. Such people don’t usually become known in a spiritual context. Instead, they often become creative artists, poets or painters, like Walt Whitman or William Wordsworth. Or perhaps they become idealists or social reformers, motivated by compassion or a desire to alleviate suffering, like Florence Nightingale, or Peace Pilgrim.

Many feel that something is amiss. They’re aware they’re asleep, and they want to wake up.

Many feel that something is amiss. They’re aware they’re asleep, and they want to wake up.

Sign 2: Temporary Awakening Experiences

It’s very common for people to have temporary glimpses of the wakeful state when they’re inactive and relaxed, and their minds become quiet and calm. For a few moments, the wakeful state emerges, like the sun from behind a wall of clouds. This suggests that our normal sleep state has only a loose hold over us and can easily dissolve away, even if it usually manages to reestablish itself.

Sign 3: The Impulse to Awaken

More and more people seem to sense instinctively that something is amiss with their normal state of being; that it is limited and delusory. They’re aware that they’re asleep, and they want to wake up. As a result, they feel impelled to investigate methods of transcending their normal state, such as following spiritual practices and traditions. Again, this suggests that our sleep state is losing its hold over us. It suggests that an evolutionary change is building momentum within our collective psyche.

Sign 4: Sudden Awakening from Psychological Turmoil

It’s not uncommon for people who go through intense stress and turmoil – perhaps linked to bereavement, a diagnosis or cancer, alcoholism or depression – to undergo a sudden shift into wakefulness. This often occurs when they have reached ‘rock bottom’, at the point when they think they have lost everything. Their previous identity seems to dissolve away, and a new ‘wakeful’ identity suddenly emerges to replace it, like a butterfly emerging from a chrysalis.

Awakening is like uncovering a whole new way of seeing life and the world.

For the ‘shifters’ who undergo awakening in this way, the wakeful state seems to emerge fully formed, as if it had been latent inside them, waiting for the possibility to unfold. Although there are sometimes periods of confusion and disturbance as the old ‘sleep’ state fades away and the new one establishes itself, the process seems natural and inevitable. And again, this suggests that the wakeful state is ready to emerge within our collective psyche. It is already there, fully formed and integrated, but only able to emerge (at least for some people) when the old sleep state dissolves away.

All of these are signs that the momentum of wakefulness is increasing, that it’s beginning to unfold as the next stage in the evolution of life. As a result, it’s manifesting itself in a variety of ways, in the same way that a rising water level manifests itself as overflowing rivers and lakes, and new streams, ponds, and tributaries. Wakefulness is also rising, and showing signs of its emergence everywhere.

But hold on, you might ask, what about all the negativity in the world right now, the terrorism, consumerism and nationalism? Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised at this. When a new phase begins, the characteristics of the previous one often become stronger and more entrenched, in response to the threat of their demise. The old traits are threatened and so seem to be asserting themselves more strongly. It’s almost as if, within our collective psyche, the self-system of sleep senses that it’s being superseded and is trying to tighten its grip.

When we awaken as individuals, we contribute to the awakening of our whole species.

 

When we awaken as individuals, we contribute to the awakening of our whole species.
The Individual’s Role in the Collective
It’s important to remember that our own individual psyche is connected to — and influences — our species as a whole. When we undergo awakening as individuals, we contribute to the awakening of our whole species. Our own leap is part of the leap of our whole species. As more and more of us move toward wakefulness, the easier it becomes for others to do the same. The blueprint of the wakeful state builds up within our collective psyche until eventually, it may replace sleep as the normal state that all human beings naturally develop in adulthood.

The universe wants us to wake up and will guide us toward wakefulness if we create the right conditions – until eventually, wakefulness becomes normal for the whole of the human race.

Source: Uplift Connect

https://youtu.be/f8ypMl9BMKE

Published on Jun 5, 2017

May the Mind Be the Servant of Awareness (Omega Retreat R-2-12 Rhinebeck, October 14-18 2002): Within this spiritually rich retreat with Eckhart is the greatest gift of all – the gift of spacious, alert awareness. 

This conscious state of awareness cannot be achieved or obtained through more knowledge or more time. When fully facing the Now, the shift from thinking to awareness happens by itself. 

A deep knowing comes with it and enormous peace, as we relinquish our impossible demand upon the manifested world for happiness an fulfillment. Alter attention: no more is needed. 

Topics: Decision making, Psychotherapy, Helping others, Suicide, Illness as a teacher, Healing, Enlightenment as a concept, What is the I AM?, Do we have choice?

Jeannie Zandi is the director of Living as Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to seeding a culture of the Heart on the planet, inspiring, teaching and supporting people to live from their essence as Love. A year before the birth of her daughter, Jeannie was plunged into a dark night of the soul that culminated in a radical shift of consciousness. She is known for her fearless clarity, tender mercy toward humanness, and a juicy, poetic and often humorous style that draws from Advaita Vedanta, Sufism, Christian mysticism and the ongoing revelation of fully engaged living. Residing in Colorado, she travels widely in the US, bringing a down-to-earth embodied teaching of living as love.

Website: jeanniezandi.com


Published on Mar 5, 2017

La poesía del arte! El artista turco Garyp Ay recrea, aquí, la célebre pintura “La noche estrellada” del artista holandés Vincent Van Gogh.
El tema musical “Starry, starry night” fue escrito y cantado por el cantautor estadounidense Don McLean como un homenaje al famoso genio de la pintura holandés.

Translation
The poetry of the art! The Turkish artist Garyp Oh recreates, here, the famous painting “The starred night” of the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh.
The musical topic “Starry, starry night” was written and sung by the American singer-songwriter Don McLean like a homage to the famous Dutch genius of the painting.

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“Vincent” by Don McLean (iTunes)

Published on Apr 5, 2017

Also see https://batgap.com/culadasa-john-yates/

Culadasa (John Yates, Ph.D.) is the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, Arizona and author of The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness. A meditation master with over four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions, Culadasa also taught physiology and neuroscience for many years. He combines the original teachings of the Buddha with an emerging, scientific understanding of the mind to give students a rich and rare opportunity for rapid progress and profound insight.

Written by internationally revered clairvoyant counselor and educator Ellen Tadd, The Infinite View is a spiritual classic in the making.

People often lean towards either trusting their gut or relying on their analytical mind, but Tadd urges readers to consider a new approach that allows both emotions and the intellect to be guided by wisdom. Through describing how the Spirit, soul, and personality are integrated, she guides readers in deepening and expanding their perceptions to discover practical solutions to everyday challenges.

According to Tadd, Spirit is the God Force that animates and empowers us and suffuses everyone and everything. But while Spirit is conscious and communicative, we haven’t been taught to look for or listen to it. In fact, most of us have been conditioned not to look or listen. When we choopse to attune our conscious mind with Spirit, we find ourselves able to engage life with greater clarity—even when it tests us through illness, death, loneliness, anxiety, or fear.

The Infinite View offers tools and insights needed to achieve this attunement. Drawing on her personal narrative, as well as the experiences of her students, Tadd helps readers transform their understanding of themselves and the world around them.

Ellen Tadd is an internationally known clairvoyant counselor and educator who has been teaching and counseling for more than forty years. She is widely respected for the integrity of her work, the accuracy of her perceptions and guidance, and the clarity and usefulness of her teaching. Tadd has lectured across the country at colleges, universities, hospitals, and community groups. Tadd is the author of two other books, The Wisdom of the Chakras and Death and Letting Go, which appeared on the Boston Globe bestseller list.

The Infinite View: A Guidebook for Life on Earth with Ellen Tadd

Published on Mar 22, 2017

Source:
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Aired Wednesday, 22 March 2017, 2:00 PM ET

The Infinite View: A Guidebook for Life on Earth with Ellen Tadd

Today’s Star is Ellen Tadd

When we choose to attune our conscious mind with Spirit, we find ourselves able to engage life with greater clarity, and in The Infinite View, Ellen offers tools and insights needed to achieve this attunement.

About the Guest: Ellen Tadd

Ellen Tadd is an internationally known clairvoyant counselor and educator who has been teaching and counseling for more than forty years. She is widely respected for the integrity of her work, the accuracy of her perceptions and guidance, and the clarity and usefulness of her teaching. Tadd has lectured across the country at colleges, universities, hospitals, and community groups. Tadd is the author of three books: The Wisdom of the Chakras, Death and Letting Go which made the Boston Globe bestseller list, and her latest – The Infinite View.

Website: http://ellentadd.com/

A conversation about the essential meaning of Prayer and Meditation. 


Published on Feb 9, 2017

http://adyashanti.org – Adyashanti introduces the online study course that he will be doing March 2017 called, “Fierce Love: Being a Sane and Benevolent Presence in a World of Confusion.” The emphasis of this course will be on being a loving presence in the world of relationship, work, and all of the various commitments that you have. How can you bring more love and compassion into every element of your life, and let loving action guide and inform your every move in the world? How can you be a more benevolent presence to life itself and all those people whom you cherish and love? Adyashanti invites you to join him for this 4-week commitment to put love into action.

FIERCE LOVE


Published on Dec 29, 2016

Jannecke Øinæs from Norway interviews Sri Mooji as he speaks about the most important discovery that can be made in the human kingdom and the spontaneous integration of knowledge that comes with falling in love with the Self.

“The ego is actually the fiction of our self. The fact is your inmost being.”
~ Mooji

Jannecke Øinæs’ website is http://wisdomfromnorth.com


Published on Jan 6, 2017

Full-Length Version

Published on Dec 4, 2016

Where the Two Seas Meet: Final Talks: Sufism and the West
with Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Separation and Union

This talk explores the central Sufi theme of the journey from separation to union, and the longing of the heart that draws the wayfarer Home. This journey begins with the pain of separation—the lover separate from the Beloved—and finally reveals the secret of divine union, that the lover and Beloved were always united, are always one.


Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar speaks to anyone concerned with the sustainability of Mother Earth, the role of elders in our society, the seemingly unconsciousness of science and corporations, and the subtleties of unseen realities, resulting in spiritual growth, a deeper relationship with nature, and a better world for all. An avatar is a manifestation of the Supreme Being—usually in human form—that descends from the transcendental realm to Earth to heal the planet and restore peace and harmony by eliminating the harmful souls that prey on Mother Earth. In Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Vedic expert and teacher Jeffrey Armstrong explains the ancient Indian wisdoms embodied in the word “avatar,” and that behind the notion of avatar is a view that sees the sacredness of all life and the soul of all beings as eternal—meant for freedom and made of divine essence.

Jeffrey Armstrong (Dec 1947- ) Born in Detroit and currently living in Vancouver BC. I spend most of my time teaching the Philosophy and Lifestyle of Yoga in Canada, USA,UK, Europe and India. My passion is writing mystical poetry – go to my site and I’ll read you some!

I’m currently working on a new translation of the Bhagavad-gita and hope to have it out early 2015 – thanks for all your kind emails. http://www.JeffreyArmstrong.com

Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar speaks to anyone concerned with the sustainability of Mother Earth, the role of elders in our society, the seemingly unconsciousness of science and corporations, and the subtleties of unseen realities, resulting in spiritual growth, a deeper relationship with nature, and a better world for all. An avatar is a manifestation of the Supreme Being—usually in human form—that descends from the transcendental realm to Earth to heal the planet and restore peace and harmony by eliminating the harmful souls that prey on Mother Earth. In Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Vedic expert and teacher Jeffrey Armstrong explains the ancient Indian wisdoms embodied in the word “avatar,” and that behind the notion of avatar is a view that sees the sacredness of all life and the soul of all beings as eternal—meant for freedom and made of divine essence.

Jeffrey Armstrong is a visionary, spiritual teacher, and the founder of the Vedic Academy of Sciences & Arts. As a charismatic guest speaker, lecturer, or speaking on his award-winning book, God the Astrologer, he is a sought after guest on television and talk radio. Jeffrey has earned degrees in psychology, English literature, history and comparative religions. He studied Sanskrit from a Banares Pundit at the University of Hawaii. He has a vast knowledge of Ayurveda, Jyotisha, and many of the related historical Vedic texts. In 1986, Jeffrey began a career as a motivational speaker and high tech corporate humorist. For the past eleven years he has delivered a series of talks that integrate the timeless wisdom of Eastern philosophy into clear, modern language that inspires today’s corporations and executives.

Mantra Of Avalokiteshvara | Medicine Buddha Mantra, Mantra Of Avalokiteshvara, Mantra of Avalokiteshvara Tibetan..
Mantra Of Avalokiteshvara Lyrics:
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Namo Ratna Trayaya,
Namo Arya Jnana
Sagara, Vairochana,
Byuhara Jara Tathagataya,
Arahate, Samyaksam Buddhaya,
Namo Sarwa Tathagate Bhyay,
Arhata Bhyah,
Samyaksam Buddhe Bhyah,
Namo Arya Avalokite
shoraya Bodhisattvaya,
Maha Sattvaya,
Maha Karunikaya,
Tadyata, Om Dara Dara,
Diri Diri, Duru Duru
Itte We, Itte Chale Chale,
Purachale Purachale,
Kusume Kusuma Wa Re,
Ili Milli, Chiti Jvalam, Apanaye Shoha.

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